These are the new images of Daimler's new Maybach Zeppelin, a luxury model that premiered at the Geneva Auto Show. Powering the Maybach Zeppelin is a 6.0 liter V12 biturbo monster engine that generates 640 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. Acceleration figures and top speed have not been released yet.
Pricing of the Maybach Zeppelin starts from 406,000 Euros while the long version is from 473,200 Euros. The car will have a limited run with only 100 units being rolled out.
The new Maybach Zeppelin is once again on the front line of Maybach's campaign in the premium vehicle category, especially in the high-end saloon segment where luxury is the main selling point. Maybach has good reason for resurrecting the Zeppelin as its flagship – this luxury saloon from the 1930's was considered as the ultimate in terms of high-class automotive engineering.
Until today, hearing the name "Zeppelin" makes people think of the zenith of high-end premium cars. There should be no reason that its successor a couple of decades later would not be able to replicate its luxurious dominance. Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Maybach Zeppelin is an embodiment of the peak of the art of car manufacturing as well as of grace and elegance.
The latest iteration of the Maybach Zeppelin sports a number of characteristic features like a fabulous paint finish and a shoulder line in a contrasting color, as well as a superbly gorgeous and painstaking crafted interior. This new Maybach flagship is identifiable through its two-tone exterior. Featuring a Taiga black finish as the main tone, the flagship's shoulder line through to the background of the headlamp assemblies is painted in contrasting Rocky Mountains light brown.
Of course, Maybach customers may have their Zeppelins specified in other paint finish. The rear of the premium saloon features dark red tail light units as well as a fine vertical partition in the tailpipe. Accentuating the sides of the Maybach Zeppelin are newly designed 20-inch wheels in a Chrome Shadow finish.
These 20-inch wheels were first painted with a black undercoat. A silver topcoat was then applied using an intricate painting process that makes the tone gradually darken from the outside in. Moreover, the Maybach Zeppelin features streamlined exterior mirrors that make even less wind noise as well as a more angular design.
These mirrors -- extended out through a slender arm for a more dramatic appearance – also feature enlarged mirror surface as well as integrated indicators in the shape of a horizontal "V." Marking the new premium saloon's prestigious reputation is the "ZEPPELIN" lettering placed below the unique double "M" emblem on the radiator grille and on the boot lid.
The Maybach 57 Zeppelin and Maybach 62 Zeppelin are both technically derived from the Maybach 57 S and the long-wheelbase version, the 62 S. Both versions are powered by a 6.0 liter V12 biturbo engine that develops 28hp more output at 640 hp (471 kW) and 1,000 Newton meters in max torque.
Amazingly, both the Maybach 57 Zeppelin and Maybach 62 Zeppelin are already on the peak of the segment because of their elegant craftsmanship, innovations and performance. Furthermore, the new Maybach Zeppelin offers premium exclusivity, since Maybach will only build 100 luxurious examples worldwide.